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Ocean Springs-based Blackwater Brass will be joined by Meridian native Jamell Richardson as the music guests for Thacker Mountain Radio at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs on Aug. 26.
Ocean Springs-based Blackwater Brass will be joined by Meridian native Jamell Richardson as the music guests for Thacker Mountain Radio at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs on Aug. 26. File photo

Please submit your event information online. Go to calendar.sunherald.com and click on Add Event. The submission deadline for print is noon Monday for publication in Friday’s Marquee entertainment guide.

Friday

Free Friday Nights

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport. Free. Treat friends and family members to a night at the museum. 228-897-6039. www.lmdc.org

5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Date Night on Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per student. Class for couples. Instructors will help you create two bowls to keep. Work is ready to pick up in about two weeks. Wear clothes you can get dirty. Snacks and drinks welcomed. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Girls Night in France with Julia Child

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $35 members, $45 nonmembers. Cooking class. Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers. Menu: fresh baked bread with compound butter, shellfish quiche, potatoes Anna, coq au vin (chicken in red wine with onion, mushrooms, and bacon), wine poached pears baked in meringue with a wine custard sauce. Wine and beer will be available buy the glass at an additional cost for all Friday night demo classes. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=august-2017-girls-night-france-julia-child

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Shuckers Beach Towel Giveaway

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7 - $50. Shuckers vs. BayBears. First 1,500 fans through the gates beginning at 5:30 will receive a Shuckers beach towel. The Fur Circus visits MGM Park, and Magnolia Bayou performs live as gates open. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-mobile-baybears-biloxi-mississippi-08-25-2017/event/1B005258E2348B83?artistid=

6:35 p.m.-9:35 p.m.

Amour Danzar dinner dances

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. Dinner $6, dance $10. Amour Danzar hosts a dinner dance every Friday night from 7:30 to 10 p.m. $6 dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., $10 dance from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 228-324-3730. amourdanzar@att.net

7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 8 p.m.-10 p.m.

Library Book Sale

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Prices vary. The Friends of the Pass Christian Library’s quarterly Book Sale starts Aug. 18 and continues through Aug. 30 during regular library hours ( 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday). Prices range from $1 for hardcover books and DVDs to 25 cents for small paperback books. Donations are being accepted. Details: 228-452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

8 a.m.

Saturday

Family Clay Play Saturday

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $15 per person. Students will be given templates to make one-of-a-kind Americana wind chimes and paint them. All work will be fired and ready to pick up by Sept. 2. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Gulf Coast Writers Association

Gulfport Galleria of Fine Arts, 1300 24th Ave., Gulfport. Writers group meeting with published author as guest speaker.

11 a.m.

Bill Seal Charity Golf Tournament

Windance Country Club, 19385 Champion Circle, Gulfport. Entry fees: $100 per person or $400 per four-person team. Sixth Annual Bill Seal Charity Golf Tournament benefits the Bill Seal Memorial Foundation, a charity that provides scholarships to local students in temporary financial stress. Scramble, shotgun start, following complimentary lunch. Send completed entry forms and accompanying fees to Bill Seal Charity Golf Tournament, P.O. Box 1357, Long Beach, 39560. Entry fees include cart fee, green fee, lunch and refreshments. 228-832-4871. facebook.com/BillSealCharityGolfTournament

Noon-5 p.m.

Hands On Bread Making Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Price: $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Join Chef Jo Mitchell for this hands-on experience in the world of bread making. Breads include Italian, focaccia and artisan. For ages 11 and up. Registration deadline: Aug. 19. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=august-2017-hands-bread-making-class

12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

Family History Search

Ocean Springs Municipal Library, 525 Dewey Ave., Ocean Springs. no charge. Search for your Ancestors workshop. Volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will show attendees how to use the FamilySearch.org website to locate information about family history. They also will provide four-generation charts at no charge to record the information. Attendees are asked to bring as much information as possible on family history, including specific names, dates, birth certificates, military papers and places. Registration suggested; seating limited: 228-875-1193. 228-875-1193. www.jgrls.org

2 p.m.

Fireworks Extravaganza, ‘Dream Big’ Viewing at MGM Park

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7 - $50. Biloxi Shuckers vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Final Shuckers Post-Game Fireworks Extravaganza of the season. Viewing of film “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” as part of a special engineers & architects’ night (gates open early). 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-biloxi-mississippi-08-26-2017/event/1B005258E2828BC7

4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Farmers Market

Moss Point Welcome Center, 5500 Main St., Moss Point. Fresh produce and a mix of crafts, baked goods, live plants and more. www.cityofmosspoint.org

7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Thacker Mountain Radio

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $20. Thacker Mountain Radio returns to Ocean Springs. Lineup: author Mary Miller, music from Ocean Springs-based Blackwater Brass and Meridian native Jamell Richardson. Reserved seating includes performance and the after party at The Mary C. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=august-2017-thacker-mountain-radio

7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Birding for Beginners - Biloxi Lighthouse

Biloxi Lighthouse, U.S. 90 & Porter Avenue. Free; bring binoculars if you have them. Introduction to birding. How to find and view birds, how to identify what you see, how to enjoy the special habitats of the Mississippi Coast. 228-435-6308. mscoastaudubon.org

7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Volunteer Day

34th Street Wholistic Gardens and Education Center, 808 34th Street, Gulfport. Help in the 34th Street Community Garden. Wear appropriate, comfortable clothes (long pants, closed toe shoes, etc) and bring hats, sunscreen, gloves, and gardening tools. General cleanup, learning about compost, building compost bins, “bumping up” seedlings into larger pots, other activities. A family-friendly event.

8 a.m.-11 a.m.

The Farmers Market at Long Beach

Farmers Market at Long Beach on the Town Green, Jeff Davis Ave. and 4th St., Long Beach. Local honey, local fruits and vegetables in season, jams, jellies, pickles, dip mixes, herbs, beeswax candles and lip balm, free-range chicken and duck eggs, frozen Cajun foods, goat’s milk soap, annual and perennial bedding plants, hanging baskets, breads, muffins, cookies, pastries and more. A State Certified Farmers Market. TFMatLongBeach@gmail.com. https://www.facebook.com/TFMatLongBeach/

8 a.m.-noon

2nd Saturday Farmers Market

George Martin City Park, 902 De La Pointe Drive, Gautier. Farmers Market 228-497-8000. gautier-ms.gov

8 a.m.-noon

Long Beach Farmers Market

Long Beach Farmers’ Market, 115 W. 1st St., Long Beach. Local produce, baked goods, dairy, beef, pork, goat, lamb, honey.

8:30 a.m.-noon

Long Beach Farmers Market

First United Methodist Church, 208 Pine St., Long Beach. State Certified Farmers Market featuring local produce, baked goods dairy, beef, pork, goat, lamb, honey. www.longbeachfarmersmarket.org

8:30 a.m.-noon

Schoolhouse Rights Rock 2017

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College - Hospitality Resort Center, 420 Debuys Road, Biloxi. Free. Students, how should you handle an encounter when dealing with law enforcement? Do you know your rights at school? Schoolhouse Rights Rock is designed for middle and high school students. Training workshops on civil rights, encounters with law enforcement, schoolhouse rights. Workshop sessions for parents and advocates as well. Special performances and entertainment will follow. Breakfast, lunch included. Space limited; register at www.aclu-ms.org or call 601-354-3408 for more information. 228-897-3971. www.aclu-ms.org

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

For the Love of Pets

Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave., Waveland. Laura Sanders and Denise Hines of Pack Life Rescue will discuss deciding which pet to adopt, based on your specific lifestyle and personality. Free spay-neuter vouchers will be available for Hancock County owners. 228-467-9240. www.hancocklibraries.info

9:30 p.m.-10:30 a.m.

Sunday

St. James UMC 150th Anniversary

St. James United Methodist Church, 1418 Government St., Ocean Springs. No charge. This year marks the 150th year anniversary of St. James United Methodist Church of Ocean Springs, organized in 1867. At 3 p.m., the pastor and members of St. James will host an anniversary program. Special guests will include former St. James pastor Rev. Elijah Henry Sr., and Meridian Street Baptist Church of Moss Point and the Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church & Mass Choir of Guntown, with Music Minister Rev. Timothy Wade. Dinner will be served immediately following. 228-875-4823.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Family FunDay, Faith & Family Night at MGM Park

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7 - $50. Biloxi Shuckers vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Gates open at 4 p.m. Sunday Funday at MGM Park; pre-game autograph session on concourse beginning at 4:15 p.m. Pre-game concert with the Center Pointe Church Worship Team performing at 4 to 4:35 p.m. Testimony from Team Ambassador Barry Lyons at 4:35 p.m. Trolls characters throughout the game. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-biloxi-mississippi-08-27-2017/event/1B005258E2C78BDD

5:05 p.m.-8:05 p.m.

Jewish Federations of North America

Congregation Beth Israel, 12277 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport. Free. Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter program. Professor Amos Guiora from the S.J. Quincy College of Law at the University of Utah, a nationally prominent speaker, will address the challenges of the Middle East and Israel. Richard Klein of JFNA will join Guiora and briefly update the worldwide needs and allocations of the organization. The talk is open to the public; guests welcomed. 228-539-1655. JewishFederations.org

6:30 p.m.

Monday

Weekly Crochet Club

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57, Vancleave. No charge; bring your own supplies. Weekly Crochet Club open to any experience level on Mondays. Instructor: Teresa Busby. Bring supplies: a selection of yarn and choice of crochet hooks. www.jgrls.org

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

‘The Old Spanish Trail’

Pass Christian Historical Society, 201 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian. Lunch $10 members, $12 nonmembers. Pass Christian Historical Society monthly luncheon. Local historian Dan Ellis will present the history of the Old Spanish Trail, particularly along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Pass Christian. Reservations requested: 228-452-7254 or email president@passhistory.org. Proceeds benefit the Pass Christian Historical Society. www.passhistory.org

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Swing Ballroom Dance Lessons

Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula. Free. Lessons on Mondays in August in the meeting room. Adults learn basic dance moves to jazz, R&B and upbeat classical music, use dance styles of swing and ballroom. Instructor: Montrelle Ramey. Sign up at front desk or call 228-769-3060. 228-769-3060. www.jgrls.org

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Vancleave Library Photo Contest

Vancleave Public Library, 12604 Mississippi 57, Vancleave. Entry fees apply. 28th Annual Friends of the Vancleave Public Library Amateur Photography Contest. Submit entries Aug. 28 to Sept. 22. Winners will be announced 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Winner’s Reception at the Library. Entry fee. The contest will offer ribbons and awards in five categories and three age groups (adult, teen, children). Categories include: people, animals, landscapes, computer-altered, and miscellaneous. Official entry forms with complete rules available at the library or on the events page of the library website (www.jgrls.org). Details: 228-826-5857. www.jgrls.org

6 p.m.

Grief Recovery Support Group

Rodenberg Church of Christ, 173 Rodenberg Ave., Biloxi. $20 one-time cost for workbook. Griefshare is a nondenominational group; features Biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Session every Monday at 6 p.m. until Nov. 6. 228-432-7372. n/a

6 p.m.

Military Monday at MGM Park

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7 - $50. Biloxi Shuckers vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. The Shuckers wear military-themed jerseys during each Monday home game to salute servicemen and women. These special jerseys will be auctioned off during the game; winners will have the opportunity to receive their jersey from the players. Veterans Food & Item Drive for Gulf Coast veterans; donate any non-perishable food items, as well as other items: 3-in-1 body wash, men’s under shirts (all sizes), men’s underwear (all sizes), razor 3-5 blades, shaving cream, back packs, sunscreen, bug repellent. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-biloxi-mississippi-08-28-2017/event/1B005258E3448BFB

6:35 p.m.-9:35 p.m.

Tuesday

Oil Painting Made Simple

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $200 members, $210 nonmembers. Learn the principles of oil painting in an experimental way. All levels welcome. Learn fundamentals of color mixing, composition, paint application, brush work, creating the illusion of light and depth, and creating texture. Students will develop their personal styles and complete a painting. Instructor: Monique Moniot Greathouse. Fee does not include supplies. Eight-week course. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Beaded Jewelry Class

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $25 Members, $35 Non-Members. Learn techniques to design and create jewelry using crystals, glass, wood, ceramic beads; natural stones, cultured pearls, sterling silver and pewter charms, pendants. Tools and supplies are provided and included in the fee. Instructor: Shirley Cahela. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=beaded-jewelry-making

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student. Class focuses on throwing larger pieces, making handles, spouts, and lidded vessels. Addresses altering techniques and creating and designing more difficult forms like oval casserole dishes, pitchers, lidded jars, and bottles. Basic throwing skills required. Class fee includes all instruction, glazing and firing costs. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Coast Chorale rehearsal

Main Street United Methodist Church, 162 Main St., Bay St. Louis. Free. Coast Chorale (a civic choral ensemble) fall rehearsals. All singers are welcome. 228-467-4538. www.coastchorale.org

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Two-For-Tuesday at MGM Park

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7 - $50. Biloxi Shuckers vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Buy one, get one free reserved level game ticket. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-biloxi-mississippi-08-29-2017/event/1B005258E38C8C15

6:35 p.m.-9:35 p.m.

Hegwood Biloxi Community Market

Downtown Biloxi Farmers’ Market, 949 W. Howard Ave, Biloxi. Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Community Market, under the I-110 overpass.

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Beginning Ballroom Dance Classes

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80. Learn the waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba, and cha-cha. 228-324-3730.

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Knitting 101

Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave., Pass Christian. Free. Open knitting lessons on Wednesdays. Knitting needles and yarn available for those without supplies. Details: 228-452-4596 or passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-452-4596. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Six-week introductory pottery class. Learn fundamentals of wheel throwing, including the making of cylinders, bowls, and cups with handles. Basic introduction to glazing\. Class fee includes one 25-pound bag of clay. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Tech Savvy Tips

Kiln Public Library, 17065 Mississippi 603, Kiln. How to handle zip files and downloads, take a screenshot, clean up messy text, back up files, browse in private and use keyboard shortcuts. Bring your own laptop or use one of the library’s. Registration required: 228-255-1724 or sign up at the Customer Service Desk. Deadline to register is Aug. 29. 228-255-1724. www.hancocklibraries.info/digital-literacy-classes

1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

One Book One Pass Coffee Chat

Pass Books & Cat Island Coffeehouse, 300 E. Scenic Dr, Pass Christian. Free. Discussion of the book “The Fire This Time” by Jesmyn Ward. Beverages and refreshments will be available for purchase. Details: the library, 228-452-4596, or email passchristianlibrary@gmail.com. 228-222-4827. www.harrison.lib.ms.us

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 312 U.S. 90, Bay St. Louis. Finale. 228-467-5282. www.hancocklibraries.info

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Advanced ballroom dance classes

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80. Eight consecutive weeks starting July 19. 228-324-3730.

6 p.m.

All-You-Can-Eat Wednesday at MGM Park

MGM Park, 145 Caillavet St., Biloxi. $7 - $50. Biloxi Shuckers vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Season’s final All-You-Can-Eat deal in Left Field Terrace. All-You-Can-Eat ticket is $20; season ticket holders can upgrade for $10. Shuckers koozies to 1,500 fans. Final home game of 2017 season at MGM Park. 228-233-3465. https://www1.ticketmaster.com/biloxi-shuckers-vs-jacksonville-jumbo-shrimp-biloxi-mississippi-08-30-2017/event/1B005258E3F38C7E

6:35 p.m.-9:35 p.m.

Thursday

Opening Reception

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. Free. “Magic Lanterns” is a multimedia exhibition by Geoff Mitchell, a Gulfport native, who chose a universally entertaining subject, ghost stories, to explore his fascination with the concept of time. The exhibition consists of a three-room diorama set which presents a ghost story in seventh-scale miniature. 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=august-2017-magic-lanterns-multimedia-exhibition-geoff-mitchell

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Bienville Toastmasters

The Junction Coworking, 796 Howard Ave., Suite A, Biloxi. Bienville Toastmasters meets every Thursday. Learn presentation (public speaking) and leadership skills. Details: Michael, 228-235-5046. 228-207-4806.

5:45 p.m.

Beginning Handbuilding in Functional Pottery

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $220 per student, $20 materials fee. Six-week introductory hand-building pottery class. Learn fundamentals of working off pottery wheel, to include working with pinch pots, coils and slabs. Also, basic introduction to glazing and work with cone 6 glazes. Fee includes one 25-pound bag of clay and a basic tool kit. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Intermediate/Advanced Argentine Tango Classes

Argentine Tango — Howard Avenue, 632 Howard Ave., Biloxi. $10. Improve your tango and learn new steps, choreography. 228-332-0291.

7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Intermediate Ballroom Dance Lessons

Amour Danzar Ballroom, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport. $80. Classes will be held eight consecutive weeks 228-324-3730.

7:30 p.m.

Oil Painting with Frank Janca

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $235. Designed for all experience levels. Learn fundamentals of oil painting or explore advanced techniques. Class will focus on a variety of subject matter including still life and floral composition. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

9:30 a.m.-noon

Friday

Opening Reception

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Free. “Cars in Art II” and “Cycles: The Art of Steve Prince.” Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Steve Prince’s mediums are printmaking, drawing and sculpture. Cars in Art II explores artistic response to the automobile, which has transformed life in the 20th century more significantly than any other single factor, irrevocably changing the appearance of our environment and our experience of it. “Cars in Art II” on exhibit through Oct. 21; “Cycles” on exhibit through Oct. 28. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Cajun Date Night

Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs. $35 members, $45 nonmembers. Cooking class. Instructor: Chef Cheri Hiers. Menu: Honey Lime Cajun Wings, Grilled Cajun Tomato Salad, Shrimp & Grits, Beignets w/ Blackberry Dipping Sauce 228-818-2878. themaryc.org/?event=september-2017-cajun-date-night

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Date Night on the Pottery Wheel

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. $25 per student. Spend two hours on the pottery wheel. Instructors will help couples create two bowls to keep, and will glaze and fire them. Work is ready to pick up in about two weeks. Wear clothes that can get dirty. 228-374-5547. georgeohr.org

6 p.m.-8 p.m.

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